2 hardy members, myself and John M braved the weather conditions for today’s ride. A strong South Easterly wind and cool conditions greeted us. As John had never climbed Straws Lane we decided to ride a 48km loop out to Carlshrue, Newham, then climbing Bryces Lane, Straws Lane and Mt Macedon Rd to the saddle. Fortunately we were a little protected from the wind on the climbs. We also had a good tail wind out to Carlshrue and back to Woodend after the climbs. John also had a close encounter with a kangaroo near the bottom of the descent of Mt Macedon Road.
Once back at the cafe it was hot drinks sitting in the sun before heading home.